Playing War: Military Video Games After 9/11

New Book by Matthew Payne Book published by New York University Press. April 2016 £21.99 now only £17.59* when you quote CSL16PLAY when you order http://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/playing-war No video game genre has been more popular or more lucrative in recent years than the “military shooter.” Franchises such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and those bearing Tom …

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Communication and Conflict: Iraq and Syria Conference

7 May 2016 Organized by the Centre for Media Studies and the London Middle East Institute, SOAS Co-sponsored by Brill, publisher of the Middle East Journal of Communication and Culture, MEJCC Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS Click here for link to SOAS page SCHEDULE 0900-0915- registration 0915-0930 welcome, Dina Matar, …

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FORTHCOMING: MWC Special Issue April (9) 1: ‘Contemporary Soldiering, self-representation and popular culture’

Editors: Sarah Maltby, School of Media, Film and Music. University of Sussex Katy Parry, School of Media and Communication. University of Leeds Read the Editorial Introduction Here ARTICLES “They Need Our Help”: The role of non-governmental organizations in the depoliticization of conflict Katharine Millar The invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan spurred …

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CFP: Taking Stock of Research on Violent Political Extremism

VOX-POL MID-PROJECT CONFERENCE: Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland 23 – 24 June 2016 (pre-conf workshops 22 June) The VOX-Pol Network of Excellence (voxpol.eu) is an EU-funded academic research network focused on researching the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of violent online political extremism and responses to it. For more info., …

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CFP: Journalism, Diaspora and Conflict

Call for Chapters: Publisher: Proposed to Palgrave Macmillan The migrant crisis in Europe and in other parts of the world due to conflict is a challenge not only to the political establishment in terms of policy response, but also to the diasporic media in terms of their professional ideology. While …

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Journalists and Commanders: Reporting in times of war, tensions and crises

1st March Click here to Register by Monday, 22 February 2016 Registration fee: £25.00 Confirmed speakers include Jamie Shea (NATO), Richard Norton-Taylor (The Guardian), Ricardo Gutierez (ULB/European Federation of Journalists) Marie-Soleil Frère (ULB), Martin Plaut, Senior Research Fellow ICWS and Keith Somerville,  Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Centre for Journalism, University …

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CFP: Women in Peace and Conflict Conference

9th March 2016 The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University.   Women in Peace and Conflict 2016, organised to celebrate International Women’s Day will bring together academic researchers and practitioners with the aim of identifying the historical and contemporary involvement of women in peace and conflict. …

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NATO on Emerging Security Challenges

IN CONVERSATION WITH DR JAMIE SHEA, NATO DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL FOR EMERGING SECURITY CHALLENGES 29 February 2016 16:00, G25, HumSS Building, University of Reading The Departments of History and Politics are delighted to present this ‘In conversation’ event with Dr Jamie Shea, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security …

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